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Oct 31, 2019

Abby Hatteberg- Wife to Luke Hatteberg, mama of two little ladies, and Dallas native. Former 4th Grade teacher and Italy dweller, my husband and I started our business, Wayfaren, as a creative outlet in 2012 and became what we like to call accidental entrepreneurs from there. We specialize in high quality, handcrafted keepsakes and have equal parts a love/crazy relationship with working with each other. I spend most of my days hanging out with my built in besities Everlee (4) and Colette (2), running Wayfaren from my bedroom during the naptime hustle, sneaking in time as a proud better beauty advocate with BeautyCounter, and soaking up some time in the Word outside with latte in hand. My happy place in is the first pages of a good book, an impromptu picnic at the park with my crew, wandering the streets of Europe, or dreaming up our next home design project.

Connect With Abby 

Instagram: @abbyhatt

Verses:

Galatians 6:2 "Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."

Psalm 42:9 "I say to God my Rock, “Why have you forgotten me?
Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?” My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me, saying to me all day long, “Where is your God?” Why, my soul, are you downcast?Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God."

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Oct 31, 2019

Jessica Rimmer, PhD, has worked in leadership development for over 15 years. As an executive leader, she has given oversight to strategic growth and culture initiatives that improve the engagement and energy of people within the workplace. Dr. Rimmer current serves as a Senior Consultant at GiANT Worldwide, a global content and leadership development company. Prior to GiANT, Dr. Rimmer served as the Vice President for Student Engagement and Success/Corporate Trainer for Mid-America Christian University for a decade. Her work includes w building leadership academy that helped define and distinguish the culture of that organization, helping to drive growth and outcomes. Both her experience and education bolster her ability to help companies analyze their needs and craft unique solutions to address business challenges.

Jessica received her Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Baptist University from the College of Fine Arts. She went on to earn her Master’s in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma She also has an earned doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from OU. As a researcher and practitioner, she has studied how leadership influences student retention and engagement.

Jessica has served as a speaker on topics such as strategic growth, cultural diversity, transformational leadership and personal success. She is passionate about helping people live with purpose and influence. 

Jessica lives in Edmond with her husband Terry and their three children Myles (7), Maris (4), and Marg

Connect With Jessica 

Instagram: @jlrimmer

Verses:

1 John 4:7-10 " Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins."

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Oct 29, 2019

The future is female.✨
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Have you heard this phrase before? In 2019, you’ve likely heard it A LOT. Women are standing their ground, taking their place, leaning into their callings, and believing that their contribution to society and the kingdom is absolutely necessary. And although we support women taking their place with with confidence and conviction, we believe that the future isn’t JUST female; the future is male AND female. Kelli Masters talks about this same idea and why it’s important to work together with our brother’s in Christ. She eloquently told us that she believes the future involves men and women working together to achieve a goal. We couldn’t agree more. Kelli is poised, articulate, and grounded in the work she’s doing. We are humbled that she’d share her story and insight with us. Our HQ team expounds on what Kelli’s story meant to them and why her message is valuable to all women serving anywhere in any capacity. 

Recognized as one of the most influential women in sports business, Kelli Masters often hears, "You have a DREAM JOB." But she chooses to inspire others not with her successes, but with her vulnerability, sharing not only the victories but also the battles and failures along the way. Kelli is an attorney, an NFL sports agent and Founder and President of KMM Sports, a full-service sports management company based in Oklahoma City.

Kelli has represented more professional athletes than any woman in the industry, having served as agent/contract advisor to players in every NFL draft since 2006 as well as numerous athletes in the MLB draft and the Olympics. In 2010, she made history as the first woman to represent a Top 5 pick in the NFL Draft (#3 overall). Her story of progress through pain was featured as part of Motrin's national "Women in Progress" campaign in 2017.

Kelli is a former National and World Champion baton twirler, and was also Miss Oklahoma 1997, winning awards for talent and community service at the Miss America pageant that year. Currently, Kelli serves as an Adjunct Professor at Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma Christian University, teaching Sports Law. She is a sought-after writer and speaker on topics of sports and nonprofit as well as leadership, diversity and discovering purpose in life.

Today's episode is sponsored by Mom's Best Friend. MBF has been serving the Dallas/Ft.Worth metroplex in the Nanny/Household & staffing industry for 20 years. They place highly vetted and trained Nannies and Household staff in homes. Call the Mom's Best Friend office today and mention that you heard about them on the Polished Podcast to receive 10% off your placement fee. You can call them at: 972-446-0500 or email Lindsay Rose at lindsay.rose@momsbestfriend.com

Connect With Kelli

Instagram: @kellimasters 

Verses:

1 Peter 4:10-11 "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ."

Micah 6:8 "act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

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Carolyn Custis James 

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Oct 24, 2019

Hope. Sometimes it just doesn’t feel possible does it? In the midst of an unexpected diagnosis, devastating loss, daily loneliness or broken relationship, having hope can seem hopeless. We all want it but sometimes we just aren’t sure if it is really possible.  If you are wondering how to even begin to have hope in the midst of difficulty or how to share your hope with others, you will love today’s episode with Dr. Camille Gray. Dr. Gray’s life radiates hope but don’t think she hasn’t experienced the depths of suffering. Dr. Gray’s story shows how God really can meet us in our pain and show us a way through life despite the trials we will all encounter. The conversation doesn’t end there though as our HQ team discusses what hope really means and how we can all fight for it in our own lives.

“When I was five years old. I wanted to be a nun. “– Dr. Camille Gray

As an author, speaker, educator and entrepreneur, Dr. Camille Gray endeavors to inspire women and young girls to be all that God has called them to be.

Dr. Gray is the Executive Director of Hope Mansion, a residential maternity home located in Cedar Hill, Texas.

“Every day I have the honor and privilege of welcoming women “home”; providing them with safe haven as they await the birth of their baby. Pregnancy brings a woman to Hope Mansion; Hope makes the journey a bit easier.”

Dr. Gray has written several poetry collections and daily devotionals, numerous essays and blog content, using her voice to give voice to others. Her latest book, “Affairs of the Heart”, is a 21-day devotional which guides the reader to an understanding of God’s intimate, personal and profound love for every person on the planet.

Dr. Gray travels around the U.S. speaking primarily to women and girls of every walk of life. Her ministry outreaches include, COFFEE (Camille’s Outreach for Fellowship, Encouragement and Evangelism) and Resolution Restart. Both endeavors deliver inspiration, education, encouragement and motivation to individuals and groups.

Dr. Gray is a certified Lead Community Chaplain, owns a publishing company (CQuill Books) and a skin care consulting company; provides creative, technical and academic writing classes; provides consulting services to emerging writers, offers tutoring services for divergent learners, and offers Christian counselling to children and adults in crisis.

Today's episode is sponsored by Mom's Best Friend. MBF has been serving the Dallas/Ft.Worth metroplex in the Nanny/Household & staffing industry for 20 years. They place highly vetted and trained Nannies and Household staff in homes. Call the Mom's Best Friend office today and mention that you heard about them on the Polished Podcast to receive 10% off your placement fee. You can call them at: 972-446-0500 or email Lindsay Rose at lindsay.rose@momsbestfriend.com

 

Verses:

Romans 8:22 "For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time."

Romans 15:13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."

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Hope Mansion

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Oct 15, 2019

Did you know our theme for the month of October is women supporting women? Let’s be real. Our lives are far from perfect and all it takes is one look on social media or at a sliver of our friends’ lives for comparison and competition to set in. But it doesn’t need to be that way. We need each other! Not only is there enough space for each of us, but we can lift up the other women around us. Today’s guest, Trang Green, totally embodies the selfless and determined character of someone crushing it at supporting women in her community. You will want to go get in your peoples’ corners after listening to her share about the impact women have when they give of themselves and what they have to love and care for other women in their lives. Let’s be known for supporting the women in our lives and communities with all we have. 

Alisa Trang Green is the Founder and Chairwoman of the Dress for Success Oklahoma City affiliate. Trang has been working in the nonprofit sector for numerous years. Some of her expertise range from fundraising, spreading community awareness, advocating for women and relationship building with at-risk individuals. Her passion for helping others started when her family immigrated to the United States from Vietnam to seek the American Dream. She grew up in the Oklahoma City community where philanthropy played a big role in her upbringing. She feels a responsibility to repay the community for what they have done for her and her family’s life. That responsibility has grown into a love for the individuals working to break the cycle of poverty or hardship. Trang has always lived with the philanthropy philosophy of, “Why work to make other people rich, when you should be working to enrich others.”

Trang graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s in Corporate Communications in 2008. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree, she was active in a total of 26 organizations on campus while still mentoring inner-city school students in her spare time. Recently, Trang was awarded the University of Central Oklahoma Distinguished Alumni Award in 2018.

During that time, Trang was also a former Miss Asian UCO and 4th runner-up in national Miss Vietnam USA. Pageantry gave her a platform to reach and influence young woman both locally and nationally. Before starting her own nonprofit, Trang assisted in running a nonprofit clinic for individuals with neuromuscular disease as well as directing a free wheel-chair adaptable summer camp for the pediatric patients at the clinic.

She is a believer in second chances and serves on numerous nonprofit boards in Oklahoma City. Trang is also fluent in Vietnamese. In her spare time she enjoys being active in ministry, reading, writing, traveling and spending time with her husband, director Brent Ryan Green, and two daughters. She is looking forward to equipping and empowering the women in Oklahoma City to achieve their own American Dream.

Today's episode is sponsored by Mom's Best Friend. MBF has been serving the Dallas/Ft.Worth metroplex in the Nanny/Household & staffing industry for 20 years. They place highly vetted and trained Nannies and Household staff in homes. Call the Mom's Best Friend office today and mention that you heard about them on the Polished Podcast to receive 10% off your placement fee. You can call them at: 972-446-0500 or email Lindsay Rose at lindsay.rose@momsbestfriend.com

Connect With Trang:

Instagram: @trangalisagreen

Verses:

Micah 6:8 "O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God"

Mark 12:42-45 "Then a poor widow came and dropped in two small coins. Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has given more than all the others who are making contributions. For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on."

Links From The Show 

Dress for Success 

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Oct 10, 2019

We don’t have to look very far to see the injustice in the world do we? We see it on the news and in our very own lives every day. Things are not right in this world and the problems are usually very complicated. It is so easy to just try and shut it all out isn’t it? Add the seemingly radical ideas of grace, forgiveness and mercy to the situation and it's more than enough to feel stuck. Today’s episode will help you move forward as Jessica Foster shares how compassion fuels her work to fight for justice and mercy daily in her law career. Let us tell you. We can all learn something about how to bring more love and justice into the world from Jessica and the stories she shares. Our HQ team continues to break these topics down and shares how we can tangibly speak up for the voiceless from a place of compassion in our own lives.

Jessica is a native of Detroit, Michigan where she was born and raised. Jessica attended college at Columbia University in New York City where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. While at Columbia, she served as President and Political Chair of the Black Students Organization. She worked in civil rights litigation before pursuing her dream of becoming a lawyer. Jessica attended law school at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where she was actively involved as President of the Black Law Students Association. While at Temple, Jessica led a weekly campus bible study for law students. She also founded a campus ministry, which featured monthly prayer walks and dinner/discussion events.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Following her graduation from Temple Law, Jessica worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia DA’s Office and Assistant City Attorney in Lawton, Oklahoma. Jessica currently serves as an Assistant District Attorney in the Oklahoma County District Attorney's Office in Oklahoma City. She is passionate about the word of God, justice, leadership and women’s ministry. Jessica is married to Rev. Larry Foster II and is a member of Progressive Baptist Church, Oklahoma City.

Today's episode is sponsored by Mom's Best Friend. MBF has been serving the Dallas/Ft.Worth metroplex in the Nanny/Household & staffing industry for 20 years. They place highly vetted and trained Nannies and Household staff in homes. Call the Mom's Best Friend office today and mention that you heard about them on the Polished Podcast to receive 10% off your placement fee. You can call them at: 972-446-0500 or email Lindsay Rose at lindsay.rose@momsbestfriend.com

 

Verses:

Proverbs 31:8-9 "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice."

2 Corinthians 5:17-19 "This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation."

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Oct 8, 2019

Have you ever looked at your life and wondered how you ended up where you are? Maybe you have switched industries, you are going back to school to study an entirely new subject a decade later or are just getting started in our career and don’t know what you want to do for the rest of your life. We know it can be really stressful or overwhelming to go through many different changes our personal and professional lives will go through over time. Our guest in today’s episode totally understands. Leigh has worked in politics, medical sales and now owns her own small jewelry business after being a stay at home mom for several years. Leigh’s story about how she has navigated the many changes in her life to pursue her different passions is so encouraging. You don’t want to miss hearing Leigh change our often limited definition of creativity to one that emcompasses the different strains of creativity within each of us. Our HQ team picks up right where Leigh left off and discusses how we often have a very limited view of what our work and calling should like and how we can find a better way to integrate the many parts of our lives.

"I was the nine-year-old selling rope bracelets on the neighborhood golf course. I was the high school sophomore beading necklaces for friends. I was the co-ed hosting jewelry shows in my dorm room. Crafting interesting, accessible jewelry has followed me through my lifetime. 

Today, I am thankful to serve a creative God. I am thankful to get to produce what pours out of my soul.  I am thankful for my supportive, loving husband and three amazing children. I am thankful for the gift of creativity and the opportunity to pass it on to my loyal customers.

I will always be open to new ideas, new styles and new methods. Hungering and hunting. Combining and creating. Jewelry should be a conversation starter, a mark of personality, something that speaks to you. I am inspired by nature. Inspired by cultures. Inspired by my God."

Today's episode is sponsored by Mom's Best Friend. MBF has been serving the Dallas/Ft.Worth metroplex in the Nanny/Household & staffing industry for 20 years. They place highly vetted and trained Nannies and Household staff in homes. Call the Mom's Best Friend office today and mention that you heard about them on the Polished Podcast to receive 10% off your placement fee. You can call them at: 972-446-0500 or email Lindsay Rose at lindsay.rose@momsbestfriend.com

Connect With Leigh

Instagram: @leighbreunigdesigns

Website: Leighbreunigdesigns.com

Verses:

Psalm 8 

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